With the Mt Gambier rail yard redevelopment nearing completion, it's worth noting that removal of the line between Pick Ave and White Ave will occur, most likely, next year. The existing track will make way for a shared bike/walking rail trail through the city and link with the new rail yard redevelopment.
The opening of the redeveloped Mt Gambier station rail yard last Sunday 15th November 2015 bought out a big crowd on the day.
Pic-1. Looking over Wehl Street old tracks were left the main line from the Junction, Xover from loco & new yard, track on right was entrance to the shed & loading yard. The whole area is now called "THE RAIL"
below Pic-2. Water Feature at the Wehl Street end of the once old yard.
below Pic-3. This was the main line into and through station.
The signal cabin now a toilet block.
below Pic-4. Ramps built on what was the main line into station.
Looking towards Wehl Street (Adelaide End)
below Pic-5. Ramps built on what was the main line near station.
Looking from station towards Bay road (Portland End).
below Pic-6. Overview of the crowd looking towards the Wehl Street end of the redevelopment.
Signal cabin and station on left, the only items left of the old Mt Gambier Station yard.
Hard to believe one once shunted around this whole area from 1970 to 1993.
Many good memories of those great rail days, much missed..